Most people quite like the idea of a ‘Festival of Britain’, writes Steve Ballinger: but 2022 would be the worst-possible year to hold it.
The European elections: what will happen? What will it mean for our wider politics? And what should we do if, as some fear, it turns nasty?
Most people in Britain think our society remains divided – but they also agree that the arts can help to bridge divides in British society, if it makes more effort to get out of London and big cities into towns across the UK. ‘Crossing Divides: How arts and heritage can bring us together’ looks at how the First World War centenary arts programme helped bridge divides and reach new audiences.
The First World War tracker has examined public attitudes and knowledge of the First World War centenary since 2012, exploring key themes from awareness of key facts and dates about the First World War to sources of information and public attitudes to the tone of the centenary commemorations.
British Future welcomed the Government’s new Integrated Communities Action plan, urging that plans are not squeezed out by competing pressures of Brexit.
A report on the EU Settlement Scheme examines barriers to EU citizens securing status and what the Home Office should do to make sure the system works.
British Future Director of Strategy Jill Rutter writes from a recent visit to Folkestone in Kent.
With issues of identity, immigration and integration never far from the headlines, these were some of British Future’s main contributions to the public debate.